Chip Rich, adored husband of Deb Rich and treasured father of Ellie and Kate Rich, passed suddenly and unexpectedly into the arms of his Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, November 5, 2012 at the age of 46. Born on October 5, 1966 in Alexandria, Virginia to Charles H. Rich, Jr. and Janet Rich, he spent most of his life in his beloved Colorado. He returned there as often as possible, even after moving to San Antonio. Chip had planned a career in law enforcement since his teens. He became an Explorer with the Lakewood Police Department in high school, and through college and law school worked as a park ranger. He attended Metro State College and the University Of Denver College Of Law. He began practicing law in the Denver area in 1993. He gave willingly to his community as an active member and President of the Englewood Rotary Club in Englewood, Colorado. In December 2002, Chip accepted a position at the Bexar County District Attorney's Office. He took great satisfaction in his work as a prosecutor, and spent ten years in various divisions of the DA's office, most recently as Chief of the DWI Task Force. A life-long Lutheran, Chip was an active member of Concordia Lutheran Church in San Antonio. Chip loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter as a young man. He enjoyed hiking and camping in his leisure time. Chip was a loyal Denver Broncos fan, and also loved the San Antonio Spurs, attending games regularly with his family. His grandparents, Herbert and Helen Rockey and Charles and Elizabeth Rich, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Deborah Schlosberg Rich; daughters, Ellie and Kate Rich; parents, Chuck and Jan Rich of Lakewood, Colorado; brother, Mike Rich and his wife, Jen of Broomfield, Colorado; in-laws, Dick and Kathy Schlosberg; brother-in-law, Rich Schlosberg and his wife, Kelly; nieces, Emily and Melissa Schlosberg all of San Antonio; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012, at Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough. Service Friday, November 9, 2012, 11:00 A.M., Concordia Lutheran Church, 16801 Huebner Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 110 Broadway 442, San Antonio, Texas 78205, Animal Care Services, 4710 Texas 151, San Antonio, Texas 78227, or a
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Published in Denver Post on Nov. 9, 2012